LibriVox recording of Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Simon Evers Linda Tressel lives a lonely life with her domineering aunt, Madame Staubach, in a large house in Nuremberg. Madame Staubach takes in the odious and much older Peter Steinmarc as a lodger and plans that Linda should marry him – entirely against Linda’s will. Meanwhile Linda falls in love with Ludovic Valcalm, a disreputable young man. The book follows Linda’s fortunes. - Summary by Simon Evers For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording.
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February 21, 2019 Subject:
This was a book that, along with Nina Balatka, Trollope originally published anonymously, as an experiment to see if his books would do well without his name attached to them. Like Nina, this takes place on the Continent (Nina in Prague, Linda in Nuremberg), and much of the conflict in the book is over religion. Linda is raised in a very strict, misguided religious setting, which influences her choices in the story - she cannot break free from the severity of her beliefs to gain the freedom she desperately needs.
Beautifully read by Simon Evers.
February 10, 2019 Subject:
As always Simon Evers is one of the best readers
, at least that I have heard and in my humble opinion . Only half way through . Seems like a false dilemma , and either or, dichotomy . I hope she finds an alternative to the older man with the sensitivity of a dead fish or the young rake . She deserves an alternative . "Many good fish in the sea" .